Girl hurt in fairground attraction in El Ejido

I knew those things were bloody lethal – a 14 year-old girl has been seriously hurt at a fairground in El Ejido on Saturday night.

The teenager, who suffers from the achondroplasia form of dwarfism, was a passenger on a ride called la rana (the frog) when she was thrown from her chair and impacted against the ground.

The girl was rushed to the Poniente hospital where her condition was described as stable. Police say that the ride had recently been certified and that all documentation was in order, but closed it until a technician could confirm the cause of the accident.

This is a rana – you go up and down at high speed when swinging around under a grinning frog

They didn’t say whether the girl’s physical form meant her safety harness did not function as expected.

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